DETROIT – A Detroit girl who was shot six times while jumping to her mother's defense has been released from the hospital, a relative said.
Alexis Goggins, 7, was released on Wednesday and is living with her mother at her grandfather's Detroit-area home, said Tonya Colbert, the girl's cousin.
Alexis' mother, Seliethia Parker, was being threatened at gunpoint on Dec. 2 by a former boyfriend in a sport utility vehicle when her daughter jumped into her arms, police said. Bullets struck Alexis' right eye, chin and jaw. She now is blind in that eye and had several surgeries before her release.
Parker has said Alexis was trying to save her from the attack.
The boyfriend, Calvin Tillie, is charged with two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and faces a Feb. 14 competency hearing. The Associated Press left a message Thursday seeking comment from Tillie's court-appointed attorney.